maxim 71 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Generally, respond to life with a joyful simplicity and sense of commitment.

Needless worrying and complexifying solve nothing anyway.

The Maxims of the Little Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph were written by our founder, Father Jean-Pierre Médaille, SJ, in the late 1600s as fundamental principles which a person seeking a life with God could follow.

Sister Susan Wilcox, CSJ of Brentwood, NY and a group of her high school students provided the contemporary translations.

Original Maxim 71, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Live content with the work obedience gives you, applying yourself to do it carefully, unwilling to tolerate the slightest thought of change, until obedience orders it.